Darin open the meeting tonight for the early arrivals with a demonstration of both KDE's Dolphin file manager as a tool to convert music tracks from CD's to files you can use on your mobile device. Dophin makes this a drag'n'drop operation but it has some limitations such as not being able to change the sampling rate from 128kbits to something higher (or lower), nor does it provide any notification of completion of the tracks as they are converted. Darin gets around these limitations by using K3B which provides full control over the conversion process including bit r
With thanks to Darryl Kuhrt, here is the report of our June 6th Meeting: Meeting led off with a discussion on BitTorrent Sync which can be used to do folder to folder synchronization between two client PCs (Linux 2.6+, Windows XP+, Mac OS X Snow Leopard+). Connections are controlled by the sharing of a "secret" (password key). "Secrets" can be specific for read-write sharing, read-only sharing, one-time only read-write sharing, and one-time only read-only sharing. Bittorrent Sync.
We had a pretty good turnout and serveral subjects of discussion including a demonstration of the latest version Airdroid 2.0 which now allows you to take control of your Android based device from your computer and will even allow you to "wipe" your mobile device if lost (as long as it accessable). Our next meeting is June 6th.
Meeting started off well with 12 in attendance. Ed had brought a small system that he was trying to load from a bootable USB drive loaded with ClearOS, a gate server version, derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code. We spent a little over an hour on this project. All would go well until just after partitioning, the installer would "lose" the install image that was on the USB drive or at least couldn't find it in order to continue. Ed's system is using Jetway IPC board, NF9D-2700, a miniITX form factor with an Atom processor, which was thought to be 64 bit.
Updated 02/28/2013 - Meeting was held at the Open Lab Idaho, from 6:30-8:30 PM. Clint Tinsley of the Boise Linux Group was the presenter. The presentation focused on adding a full LAMP server to a basic Ubuntu 12.04.2 server with no graphical tools or desktop to create a webserver running WordPress and phpMyAdmin.
Looking forward to another Boise Code Camp on March 16th! A Boise signature event for the Technical Community, it draws several hundred attendees and the its free to attend! The Boise Ubuntu Group is putting together a group of volunteers to have a table at the event as well as help out where possible. What they are proposing includes an Open Source informational table this year, little swag (give aways) for the table, plus some fun things to look at - and of course some informational flyers for the table and bags. The details from Boise Code Camp:
Thanks for Darin for the following report: We had quite an eventful evening. Arriving at 6:00 to help Tammie with her laptop, Martin and I find our standard room is occupied by a "brownie" troop. Martin noticed they would finished at 7:00, but another group was scheduled right after them. No other rooms were open, so we met on the 3rd floor at the recommendation of the scheduling assistant. The Boise Public Library made the executive meeting room available to us suit at no charge (normally it's $25).
The first meeting of the year was held on January 3rd at the Boise Public Library! with 8 members present and almost as many laptop computers in attendance! Clint led off the meeting with his planned presentation of System Rescue Tools as listed here. He had brought two computers networked together for the demonstration of these tools. Live CD Shown: (available as LiveCD's that can be created as bootable USB devices) SystemRescueCD PartedMagic
Clint started off the meeting with some comments on the current state of the deskop by referring to an article by Steven_J._Vaughan_Nichols who comments on both Windows 8 and the amount of dislike of the Gnome 3.0 based desktops OSs are Leaving the User out of the User Interface. The article mentions the KISS principal, Keep it Simple which is leads us to tonight's presentation on UbuntuStudio XFCE.
We had a pretty good turnout with one new person who pretty much took over the meeting in talking about BackTrack Linux - A Penetration Testing Distribution, Navigating the Internet by avoiding default DNS servers and Project Meshnet, and his experience in building his own distributed computing kernel that utilizes similarly configured pc's to share processing time and power. Member Chad spoke about how Drop Box sharing uses his home network to sync PC's on the same network including windows systems.